Hiatus is almost over, but we’re missing seeing our favorite cast’s faces on our screens! Well, here’s a fix to help with the withdrawals!
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We all know Patrick Dempsey’s a family man, but those who don’t know this tit bit about McDreamy, will now! The actor and his sons grace the cover of the latest issue of Architectural Digest.
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I don’t know about you, but Grey’s Anatomy is an addiction I have no intention of quitting, however, 10 seasons is a long run, and in that time, a lot of story lines have been done, and done again; while this doesn’t bother me in the slightest, not everyone feels the same. Liz Raftery of TVGuide has compiled a list of 6 reasons she’s giving up on Grey’s.
1. The plot lines feel inconsistent to the established character histories. The ridiculous emergence of Bailey’s (Chandra Wilson) obsessive-compulsive disorder is just the latest unforeseen crisis to pop up, only to be — hopefully, in this case — quashed a couple of episodes later via a half-hearted resolution. (See also: Alex’s daddy issues, Calzona’s attempt at therapy.) Shondaland is playing narrative Whac-a-Mole, and it’s not working. Would it kill them to develop a long-form narrative and stick with it? Grey’s Anatomy has never been entirely plausible, but the producers are really scraping the bottom of the plot barrel this season. Webber’s (James Pickens Jr.) stubbornness in his hospital bed is a yawn-worthy story line that needs to be put to bed ASAP. Oh, and did I mention that Bailey has OCD? Bailey has OCD.
2. Those interns — ugh! The biggest elephant-in-the-operating-room is the latest herd of interns— who, yes, are no longer interns, but still deserve to be referred to as such. All of them either fall into the category of “boring,” “awful” or “dead.” (RIP, Brooks (Tina Majorino), even though no one but Smash from Friday Night Lights Shane (Gaius Charles) really cared when you died.) The relationship between Jo (Camilla Luddington) and Alex (Justin Chambers), which hasn’t even gotten off the ground, is already exhausting. The one who’s dating Jackson (Jesse Williams) — I call her “Lasik” — is such a nonentity that I don’t even know her name. And don’t even get me started on the — now-defunct, fingers crossed — dalliancebetween Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) and the annoying Leah (Tessa Ferrer). A great way to solve the hospital’s budget problem would be to shed these guys’ salaries. Another character who should be shown the door? April (Sarah Drew). Her celibacy stance started out as a nice diversion from the hospital staff’s game of musical beds, but now it’s just kind of lame. And it’s really hard to root for her and Matthew (Justin Bruening), knowing that he’s just her backup plan after Jackson rejected her advances.
3. Sandra Oh is already tiptoeing out the door. Cristina Yang’s story line this season — the petty arguments with Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), the ridiculous flirtation with Smash Shane — is such an obvious, predictable means to telegraph Sandra Oh’s upcoming departure that it’s almost insulting, to both Oh and the audience. Probable spoiler alert: Yang is going to realize that her relationship with Meredith (fka her person) won’t ever be what it once was, and that it’s just too difficult to be around Owen (Kevin McKidd) as he’s trying to move on, so she’s going to bid farewell to Seattle and move on with her life. See what they’re doing there? If the story is going to continue this way, it might be best to just get rid of Cristina mid-season, rather than dragging this out to the end.
Click here to check out the other three reasons, on TVGuide.com..
What do you think, Gabblers? Has season 10 tempted you to jump ship too?
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I know may of us may have been reluctant in embracing Grey’s Anatomy’s newest batch of interns, but I think we can all agree we’ve warmed up to them considerably since there initial arrival, and we are always thrilled to learn more about the actors and actresses behind the fresh faced characters. Check out this article on Jerrika Hinton (Stephanie Edwards).
Jerrika Delayne Hinton, who plays Stephanie Edwards on Grey’s Anatomy, has made her family and friends in Dallas proud. A feisty yet compassionate doctor, her character occasionally changes her surgical gown to wear a sexy party gown or provocative blouse to get the attention of hospital surgeon, Dr. Jackson Avery, played by Jesse Williams.
Grey’s Anatomy is a highly acclaimed medical drama from ABC Studios. It follows a surgical resident named Meredith Grey beginning her career at Seattle Grace Hospital along with fellow residents Izzie, George, Alex and Cristina.
At Seattle Grace, Stephanie and the other doctors make new friends, new enemies and new lovers. The series follows the staff of Seattle Grace: Richard Webber, Miranda Bailey, Derek Shepherd, Callie Torres, Mark Sloan, Owen Hunt, Lexie Grey and others through the hospital, finding personal and professional decisions are not black and white, only shades of grey.
In September 2012, it was announced that Hinton had been cast as a new intern for the show’s ninth season. In January 2013, Hinton along with other newcomers to the show were given the option to become series regulars if Grey’s Anatomy were to be renewed.
Not just a star on the show, Hinton can be seen almost everywhere. She made her prime time debut as a guest star on the ABC television hit show Scandal. She is in commercials for McDonald’s, Hanes Underwear and Best Buy.
Hinton, 32, was born and raised in Oak Cliff. Her father, Avaleon Hinton, continues to work in the Dallas area. Her mother, Cynthia Hinton, is a retired Dallas government worker. Her early education included Margaret B. Anderson Elementary, Mark Twain Leadership Vangard School and Henry W. Longfellow Career Exploration Academy. She was an exceptional student and was accepted to enroll in the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center for Talented and Gifted Magnet High School.
With a natural love for the theatre, Hinton grew up attending plays by the Dallas Children’s Theatre. She even participated in church plays written and directed by her mother.
“As a child, I worked vey hard on what I did,” Hinton said. “I had a good example.”
“Parents want to give them something that is contrary as well as something that looks good,” her mother explained. “It is always good for them to have a good example to follow.”
Before her television roles, Hinton taught acting at the East L.A. Classic Theatre. She also volunteers in secondary schools at Career Development Days. In 2012 Hinton wrote, directed and produced a film, which premiered at the San Francisco Black Film Festival.
She currently teaches writing and acting workshops and continues to tour other film festivals across the country. Hinton also continues to seek out meaningful projects in the acting field.
“I was blessed to grow up in a diversified community in Dallas known as Oak Cliff. That’s where I first hit the theatre acting with my Girl Scout troop at Margaret Anderson Elementary.
“My mother said to me, ‘No Jerrika, we want you to be happy,’” she recalled. “Well, I said, ‘No, I want to be peppy.’ Needless to say, I didn’t get the part. But it was easy then. Now, I know that in acting, it is meaningful if you have a voice.
(Source|New Pittsburgh Courier)
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Each episode of Grey’s Anatomy is so wonderful and emotion evoking, that it NEEDS to be discussed, and we here at GG love to see what other people have to say about the show, so check out this great review of five episodes of GA’s 10th season!
The past month’s worth of Grey’s Anatomy has been an… interesting experience to say the least. There’s been good, there’s been bad, and then there’s been downright ugly, but I think the most interesting thing of all has been that I just haven’t found myself all that invested in what’s been going on. At least, for the most part.
All in all, most of the most recent episodes just haven’t felt important. “Map of You,” while a fun episode, seemed to be more intent on making cool transitions than having an actual interesting plotline, especially considering there seemed to be way more focus placed on a coffee mug than was necessary (granted, I realize the mug was the through-line of the cool transitions, but it was just odd). The episode was directed by one of the show’s longtime editors, which would explain the idea behind trying out the new transitions technique, but in the end I felt like I wasn’t even watching Grey’s Anatomy. It was actually kind of fascinating to me to see just how much just a simple change in editing changed the entire feel of the show itself, because I felt like I was watching something completely different, which I think may be the first time in ten seasons I’ve felt that way. Even when Grey’s Anatomy has tried something new or done a one-off episode, such as season six’s “I Saw What I Saw,” or the softball episode in season eight, or eventhe musical episode, I still felt like I was watching Grey’s Anatomy. But this? This did not feel like Grey’s Anatomy and it kind of messed with my head. It was really strange.
I enjoyed watching Grey’s Anatomy celebrate Halloween again in “Thriller” though. It’s always interesting to me to see which holidays the show decides to celebrate and when, but Halloween has only been celebrated once before in the entirety of the show’s run, so it was fun to see it revisited years later and with several new characters involved. I didn’t particularly enjoy the fact that the show implemented cheesy “scary” music and odd plot points, like the woman with the freaky eyes who kept asking for the not-so-dearly departed Dr. Brooks, but there was a lot of fun to be had in this episode. Case in point: Derek and Ben spending a majority of the episode working on repairing Zola’s butterfly wing costume.
It was “Two Against One” that had me ready to jump ship, however. (Which is a lie, because I’ll never stop watching this show, but sometimes you have to be dramatic to drive a point home.) I’m not sure I’ve ever disliked an episode of Grey’s Anatomy as much as I disliked this one. It’s quite likely that this episode will go down as my least-favorite episode of this show ever. Nothing about this episode felt right, nothing about this episode was appealing, and it was made all-the-worse by the clumsy introduction of Bailey’s apparent OCD. Not only did it seem to appear out of nowhere, but it was handled awfully awkwardly in terms of how it was portrayed on-screen. And even now, after seeing the two episodes that came after this one, I’m still not quite sure I understand the point of this storyline. It would’ve made perfect sense and fit completely hand-in-hand with Bailey’s storyline at the end of the ninth season, when she was being investigated by the CDC. But it feels like we’ve already gone down this path, and we’ve gone down this path not only in a better storyline but just only at the end of the previous season. So what’s the point? We’ve already seen Bailey get shaken up – to the point where she wouldn’t even operate, and it took Meredith being on the table with her life endangered to snap her out of that. I’m certain that this new development in Bailey’s life is heading somewhere, and so I’m remaining optimistic that I’ll like the end result, but for now I’m not a fan of this storyline. I think it’s likely that Ben’s decision to quit school and return to Seattle and Grey Sloan Memorial has something to do with Bailey’s OCD, but I just didn’t like the introduction or handling of this storyline. Mostly, I think I just have a hard time watching Bailey suffer. It’s not fun watching her go through tough things, and having just watched her struggle at the end of season nine, I was hoping we’d get back to seeing the strong, confident Bailey we all love so much. I guess not.
Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and so in the spirit of the holiday, TVLine has compiled a list of what they’re thankful for!
10 SEASONS OF SANDRA OH
Is it a bummer that the Golden Globe winner decided to hang up Cristina’s stethoscope and leave Grey’s Anatomy? Of course it is. But, considering how versatile she is – and how acclaimed she is — we’re probably lucky that the MVP stuck around Seattle Grace/Grey-Sloan for as long as she did.
Which Grey’s character are you most thankful for?
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